The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP): Purpose, History & Current Events


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The European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) ____.

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1. The CAP began in which year?

2. What happened in the 1970s and 1980s that began to shift the CAP's original focal points?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)'s history and purpose. Things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what year the CAP was implemented and its function and focus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of the CAP:

  • Main functions
  • Year founded
  • What happened in the 1970s and 1980s that shifted the CAP's focus
  • 1992 and 2003 reforms
  • Focus of the CAP today

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the CAP in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the CAP
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of the CAP

Additional Learning

To learn more about the CAP, review the corresponding lesson on the Common Agricultural Policy History and Purpose. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the history of the CAP
  • Discuss the present-day role of the CAP
  • Explore the CAP's goals for the future